If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time-Billy Joel

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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

New Zebra BOM

BFC Zebra BOM Block 1

Close Up of Zebra Block 1
I went back to school yesterday after being off sick and managed to get through the day. I am feeling a little better each day and I am looking forward to 2 weeks of vacation at the end of next week. I hope to get the current BOMs wrapped up during that time but will have to wait on the border fabric to arrive for the Antique Roses BOM. I have stitched out the first block in the Zebra BOM. The designs are from BFC Creations These designs are just beautiful stitched out and the embroidery is very textured. Some of the blocks in the BOM will made up of pieces of the curly designs around the zebras. If you wish to sign up for the zebra BOM please email me.

Saturday, 25 August 2012


Giraffe Block 8
I went back to school last week and became more unwell. I have developed a sinus infection and with everything that has happened my immune system is a bit low. Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in and I can get back to school early next week. I did have Block 8 of the giraffe quilt done and hope to send out the instructions to that tomorrow.

Friday, 17 August 2012

BOM Update and New Sewing with Nancy Videos

Dad You Will Remain Forever in Our hearts
 It is nearly 1 week since my Dad passed away and it has been a time of reflection and sadness. We had a beautiful private service for him attended by close family and friends. I delivered the eulogy and my niece sang Candle on the Water. It truly was a celebration of his generous and caring nature.

I have sent out Block 6 of the Mother Hen Antique Rose Squares BOM.
Antique Rose Squares Block 6
There is also a new series of Sewing with Nancy to view online.This is free to view. The first episode 2601 in the new series is titled Innovative Bags and Totes 1.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Sad News

Just after making my blog post this morning we had word that my Dad had taken a turn for the worst. He passed peacefully away this afternoon around 3.00pm surrounded by his girls. He will be sadly missed. He took such great pride in his family and lived for his grandchildren. Mum and Dad would have been married 58 years next month.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Freebie Roundup

My Dad collapsed at home and got rushed to hospital yesterday. He has spent a comfortable night and we are hoping for positive news today.

I am doing a freebie roundup this morning. Sue Box Designs has a lovely doily on her site that you could embellish with other designs etc. You will need to register as a customer and go through checkout to get it.

Flair magazine has some lovely designs for download this issue including a versatile geometric design , an endless border design, text for a bridal cushion and some applique lettering for an elegant cushion.

Urban  Threads also have some mini scinece machine embroidery design to download as freebies until August 12.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Giraffe Block 4

Giraffe BOM Block 4
We have had a wet and windy weekend and as I am writing this at 6.00 am on Monday morning it has not improved. I do not feel much like heading out into it and off to school. I completed Block 4 of the Giraffe BOM yesterday and emailed it out to those participating. Now working on the next block in the Mother Hen Antique Roses BOM.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Giraffe BOM's in progress

As promised yesterday, here are some wonderful photos that have been sent to me by the participants of the BFC Giraffe BOM. Once again you will be able to get some inspiration from the eye catching colour choices.




Betty H

Betty H

Betty L







Friday, 3 August 2012

BOM's in progress

This weekend I am publishing some photos that people who are participating the BOM's have sent me. I will post some of the Giraffe blocks in progress tomorrow.












Thursday, 2 August 2012

Giraffe BOM Block 3

Block 3 Blackwork Giraffe
Things are powering along with the two BOM's I am doing. It is more like Blocks of the Week. This morning I sent out the instructions to Block 3 of the BFC Giraffe quilt to those participating. Looks like it is going to be a cold weekend so great time to do lots of sewing. My daughter is moving in to her new house and my husband is flying over to help her move and get settled in.